CSX Connects to Global Megatrends for a More Sustainable World
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to the World Bank, the urban world population will increase to six billion by 2045, adding two billion more urban residents. Addressing the needs of this vastly broadened marketplace will require reliable and well-connected transport systems to create safe, sustainable and resilient cities.
CSX Corporation is steering ahead with its goal to provide sustainable transportation solutions, while staying focused on the best safety, service and people. CSX has launched its sixth annual CSR Report titled “Moving Forward.” The report showcases the ways in which the company connects to global megatrends in the evolving economy with a commitment to employees, environment and community.
CSX prides itself on fostering an inclusive culture, with a special emphasis on those who have served the nation. More than 20 percent of CSX employees have served in the U.S. military. The company has been named a “Top 10 Company for Veterans” by G.I. Jobs Magazine. The company also partners with organizations such as the U.S. Business Leadership Network to share and learn best practices for productive and inclusive workplace environments.
In 2015, the company’s “Born Mover” initiative spotlighted employees who are exemplifying excellence in their roles and inspiring those around them. Along with individual recognition, the initiative became a rallying point for departments that were nominating colleagues and celebrating successes.
Fuel efficiency benefits CSX’s business, customers, and the environment. In 2015, the company invested more than $633 million in upgrades, improvements, and solutions that helped to improve fuel efficiency. The company’s goal to plant 42,000 trees by 2018 is completed more than 70 percent, with 3,566 additional trees planted in 2015.
CSX diverted 63 percent of hazardous waste and 95 percent of non-hazardous waste from landfills. By the end of 2015, the company successfully decreased hazardous waste generator status at 24 percent of facilities. In 2015, the company reduced its water consumption by 7.3 percent from the previous year.
CSX invested more than $13.5 million in programs to support its communities. The company raised more than $855,000 in workplace giving contributions through the donations of 1,446 employees. It also logged 21,859 volunteer hours from 971 employees in 2015. The company spent $132 million with more than 250 diverse and minority suppliers.
Since 2013, CSX has joined forces with Action for Healthy Kids to increase the number of kids becoming physically active, which is a catalyst for improving community health. Partner schools in the program have increased the amount of daily active time for students by 41 percent on average.
CSX was recently recognized with 2016 awards for sustainable and responsible operations. Newsweek Green Rankings again listed CSX as one of its Top Green Companies, coming in at #40 in the U.S. CSX was also named one of IDG Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT for the fourth consecutive year.
CSX was again named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index in North America for its strong sustainability performance, especially in the areas of environmental policy and management system, fuel efficiency, climate strategy, corporate governance, and stakeholder engagement. 2015 marks the fifth consecutive year that CSX received this recognition.